Archive for June, 2010

From the group that created the hysterical Total Recall: The Musical, we now have Conan the Barbarian: The Musical! Once again “Arnold” sings the plot of a classic film. I really hope we get one of these for Terminator and Kindergarten Cop.

“I’lllllllll be back!”
“Noooooo, it’s not a tumoooooooooor!”

For now, enjoy this rendition of Conan the Barbarian.

Guest post by Shawn Osburn

Golf is one of the more slower-paced sports that exist in today’s society. My passion for golf comes from a combination of true love for the sport and a deep appreciation for the beautiful scenery associated with playing. My colleagues and I enjoy a relaxing day of golf because it typically takes our minds off of the normal anxieties that include work-related stress, financial stress, and other issues. We can escape into a more enjoyable environment and have a chance to really appreciate each other when we take the time to play this truly pleasurable sport.

I love watching golf on directtv satellite TV. There is nothing that relaxes me more than kicking back after a long day’s work to watch an upcoming golf tournament. There are many talented golfers that play in today’s society but I have only one favorite. Nick Faldo of England has and always will be my favorite golfer of all time. He had his greatest success from the mid eighties to the nineties and will always be remembered for his wide variety of accomplishments world-wide. Faldo is seen today as a humorous and warm-hearted television personality and often showcases his ample knowledge on the wonderful sport of golf. The next time you hear about a tournament you should tune in, you may even catch Nick Faldo giving some pointers.

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Batman Beyond, Issue 1

DC Comics is going back to the future with the return of Batman Beyond in a new 6 issue mini series. Written by Adam Beechen, an Emmy nominated animation writer who has worked on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with art by Ryan Benjamin.

When a new villain begins targeting the Dark Knight’s old foes, the future’s Batman, Terry McGinnis, must search into Bruce Wayne’s past and find out who the villain is. I was a big fan of Batman Beyond and I’m surprised that it has taken this long to revisit the characters.  The show was innovation and an interesting twist on the future of the Batman universe.

The animated series lasted for three seasons and spun off two movies, including the fan loved Return of the Joker, which had a darker tone then the series but really showed what they could do with the characters.

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Wrestling Recap WWE

One thing to remember, it’s a bad idea to start a weekly wrestling column the week you’re going away all weekend. So let’s call this “Last Week in Wrestling” and we’ll just talk about WWE this week.

On RAW there was a new GM. The catch is he or she in anonymous. They send instructions via e-mail to Michael Cole. This is a good short-term idea. Who knows who the GM is? WWE may not even have decided yet. Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are candidates; but I hold out the faintest of hope they’ve rehired Paul Heyman.

This new GM hired all the NXT guys. At the end of the show they beat down John Cena during his rematch with Sheamus, then beat down Vince McMahon, who the new GM had appointed special guest enforcer. They call themselves Nexus and it’s my fervent hope they are in the pocket of the new GM. In wrestling there are rare performers who can be “tweeners”, neither face nor heel they will fight anyone any time using an array of tactics. They rarely succeed. But maybe a whole tweener faction would be a new idea. And kudos to Justin Gabriel having the cajones to hit a 450 Splash on Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Botch that move even slightly and your career is over.

Which brings me to Bret Hart. He is legit off screen. One rumor is his insurance from Lloyd’s of London was not happy with the physicality he’d been involved in lately. Other word is he’s about to get married and just wanted time off. Since then Owen Hart’s widow has sued WWE claiming they have violated agreements not to use the image and name of Owen Hart after they settled the suit. There is no doubt WWE have used Owen’s image. Their stated defense? “WWE has the right to use its own copyrighted material.” Is this WWE vs. WWE all over again?

For those who thought Sheamus had no acting skills he had a great promo this week where he pretended to be remorseful for how he won the championship last week.

There’s an amazing segment where Chris Jericho challenged Evan Bourne with his career on the line. Jericho won, and with the whole game show thing going on there was a chance he could lose, but the match itself was absolutely superb. They are making Evan Bourne into a real contender to hang with the big boys.

Ted Dibiase Jr. fires Virgil in favor of new valet Maryse. Line of the night:

Virgil: What are you going to do for protection?
Dibiase: Go to a drug store!

That’s how you do PG humor. You push as far as you can get without being obvious. There’s a good, for WWE Divas, match between Natalaya Neidhart of the Hart Dynasty and Tamina with the Ousos standing by. Pity the match is interrupted by a NEXUS promo. Orton cut a promo and got cut off by The Miz of all people. The Miz even attacked Orton after cutting his own promo. It looked like Miz might be rising even further up the card… Until it’s Edge who speared Orton to actually take him down.

You may not have noticed, but there was no guest host this week. I didn’t miss it. I’d be happy if they canned the idea now and whenever The Rock can drop by to do a guest appearance they can find an excuse for it then.

I have very little to say about NXT itself because, other than the awesome Kaval/LaCool pairing, it’s not grabbing me very much. With the Season 1 rookies all ending up on RAW this just seems anti-climatic now and I’m kind of wishing they had just canned the show after season 1.

Smackdown started with Teddy Long and Vickie Guererro explaining the new Money in Bank Pay Per View. It seems there will be two 8-man Money in the Bank matches, one for each brand. The resulting title shot can only be used on your own brand.

Drew McIntyre interrupted and Teddy Long finally has the upper hand. Vince McMahon has joined The Undertaker in a vegetative state or something and Long now has complete control of Smackdown. He reinstates Matt Hardy and the two have a pretty good match later which Hardy wins. Long then tells Drew his VISA has expired and he’s being deported. Wow, they’ve really lost faith in this guy. They even make a point of showing Vickie, the other heel authority figure around here, doesn’t like him.

We got a Show vs Swagger match. Swagger drew another DQ after not breaking a hold but proceeded to “injure” Show’s leg. This should allow Swagger a chance to get an actual win over Show at some point. Swagger wrestled a classic WWE heel match. He picks a body part and he takes it apart. Swagger is growing into his role and, now that the title is off him, the pressure will ease up a bit and he can focus on becoming a credible, long term Upper midcarder. Sure he has a rematch at Money in the Bank but I sincerely doubt Mysterio will have a one-month title reign.

There was a poll, real or not I have no clue, of the WWE Divas as to who was the most handsome superstar and Cody Rhodes won. So Cody rebranded himself (a gimmick change in industry terms) as Dashing Cody Rhodes. So shades of Rick Martel. What I want to know is who the hell taught Cody to use a microphone? Because he just improved about 300% in one appearance. Now it looks like he may have been hurt at a weekend show.

Promo for a new Hispanic heel Alberto Del Rio whose gimmick is “the only honest man.” That has potential but seems awfully close to CM Punk’s current gimmick. Speaking of Hispanics, I had all but forgotten Mysterio held the title now.

Our main event is a no-DQ match between CM Punk and Kane. Punk briefly protests innocence before the match. The whole Straight Edge Society gets involved but Kane’s star is rising and he beats all of them down by the end. Punk flees into the night rather than take his punishment but Kane puts Gallows through the announce desk so the fans get a good spot to go home on.

Overall a good Smackdown. I plan to watch it again because the in-ring action is on a better level this week than normal.

Finally, here’s a story I pulled off my favorite wrestling news site Pulse Wrestling, which they summarized from PWInsider.

When Bryan Danielson returned to Chikara [an independent wrestling federation] in Taylor, Michigan. Danielson wrestled Eddie Kingston in a match that was kept mostly low risk and Danielson won with a roll up after a Claudio Castagnoli distraction. Danielson started to come out to the NXT Theme song, but that transitioned to “The Final Countdown” and Danielson seemed moved. Ties were used as streamers when Danielson came out, and Tim Donst, Danielson’s opponent the next night, got good heat and won by using a tie in a sleeper. After the show, Danielson signed autographs and was said to be extremely cordial.

Folks, if you hit a live WWE event anytime soon please contribute to keeping the “Daniel Bryan” chants alive. We got Matt Hardy re-hired. We can do it again.

Posted on June 28th, 2010 by Lucian | Leave a Comment
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bold and beautiful emmy winner

This past weekend was the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards, and The Bold and the Beautiful took home the top honors of Best Dramatic series and also took home the Writing emmy and cast member Drew Tyler Bell took home the Young Actor award. This is two years straight that B&B took home the top honors. Departing soap As the World Turns took home three acting awards, after 53 years it is sad to see the long running drama come to a close.

BEST DRAMATIC SERIES

  • The Bold and the Beautiful

LEADING ACTOR

  • Michael Park – As the World Turns

LEADING ACTRESS

  • Maura West – As the World Turns

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Billy Miller – The Young and the Restless

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Julie Pinson – As the World Turns

YOUNGER ACTRESS

  • Julie Marie Berman – General Hospital

YOUNGER ACTOR

  • Drew Tyler Bell – The Bold and the Beautiful

TALK SHOW // ENTERTAINMENT

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show

TALK SHOW // INFORMATIVE

  • The Doctors

TALK SHOW HOST

  • Dr. Oz, Dr. Oz Show

DIRECTING

  • General Hospital

WRITING

  • Bold and the Beautiful

For other categories and the tech winners, check out the Daytime Emmy’s website.

This post is brought to you by your friends at Ticket America.

It is the summer, and I don’t know about you but I want to go out and enjoy it!  Concerts, plays, sporting events, you name it and I want to do it.  Thankfully, there are websites like Ticketamerica.com that make it easier to get tickets to just about any venue that you need tickets for.

Interested in seeing the Bon Jovi concert on July 24th at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA? Check out the website and you’ll be able to score tickets to the event, which also features rocker Kid Rock!  Other events coming to the Gillette Stadium include the New England Patriots games and the New England Country Music Festival at the end of August.

Big football fan, but not a fan of the Patriots? You can check out the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, or the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. Also coming to the Texas Stadium is country music star Tim McGraw, the Cotton Bowl, and next years Super Bowl! It’d be best to get your Super Bowl Tickets as early as you can. Otherwise you’ll miss out on the big game.

Concerts? Sporting events? How are you going to enjoy the summer?

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Posted on June 28th, 2010 by admin | Leave a Comment
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SyFy Taffany Gibson Movie

The SyFy Channel has created movies with a lot of epic battles, there was Lorenzo Lamas vs Raptors, who could forget David Hasselhoff vs Anacondas, and how about Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus? Well, now the network is bringing us an epic battle of ex-pop icons, Debbie Gibson vs Tiffany! Okay, so they will not be playing ex-pop icons that are out of control and eating people, but they will be fighting against each other!

The movie is Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, and the line has been drawn in the sand and Gibson and Tiffany have chosen sides.  Gibson will be portraying a fanatical animal-rights activist in the side of the Mega Python, while Tiffany will be an an overzealous park ranger who is backing the Gatoroid!  Which fight would you prefer to watch? The giant snake vs giant gator or Gibson vs Tiffany? Or Tiffany vs the giant snake or Gibson vs the giant gator?

This movie is hot off the announcement that SyFy is letting fans craft an upcoming creature flick. Mega Python vs. Gatoroid is being helmed by Mary Lambert, who crafted the creepy Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary, and its sequel along with the forgettable straight to DVD horror sequel Urban Legends: Bloody Mary. This marks the first SyFy creature feature to be directed by a woman director, and she seems like a decent choice.  The flick is produced by Asylum, who brought us the enjoyable Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, and such classic rip-off films as Transmorphers, 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and 100 Million BC.

Excited for the new SyFy flicks? Wondering where Lorenzo Lamas is in the announcements? Sound off below!

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